A number of weird things happened at last night’s Sorority Noise show in Long Beach, and before discussing Remo Drive I think it’s important to run down them real quickly.
Hey! It’s me! CJ! Your old pal who writes for that Merry-Go-Round Music thing’y. You probably haven’t seen a lot from me on this site in a while — I’m still alive, promise. But for the past six(ish) months I’ve mostly been writing (very consistently, might I add) for Crossfader, first as a contributor, then […]
In the National Football League there are 16 games in the regular season. Having a 10-6 recored would likely earn you a playoff spot, but you need to play pretty well to achieve that. Right now, in regards to calendaring pop culture, we’re just a bit past the midway point (most people check out by […]
This is the second time in my life that that I’ve had most of a review written only to have to go back and delete it, rewrite it, and start from scratch because of something that happened in the news cycle surrounding the album’s release. The first time was for David Bowie’s Blackstar. I had […]
Calling your album The World’s Best American Band demands a hubris not traditionally associated with bands the size of White Reaper. There’s no immediate qualifier to make that statement true, which leads to a bunch of “maybe if” speculation. “Maybe if it read The World’s Best American Garage Rock Band?” But that’s not right. “Maybe […]
I have a beer mug at a local restaurant where I live. It means a couple of things for me: Cheap craft beer, an interesting view of the community surrounding the restaurant, and a pretty close-ish relationship with the wait staff. It’s a great deal and if I can recommend anything, I recommend getting a […]
Today, Thundercat released a new song entitled “Show Me The Way” in anticipation for his new album “Drunk” (out on 2/24 via Brainfeeder). The bass virtuoso sounds at his most relaxed on this single, allowing his voice to majestically simmer over his whispering R&B funk. It comes across as effortless – we’ve heard Thundercat pull […]
I listen to a lot of music. Like, a LOT of music. Granted, I write about music and engage with the industry much more actively than the average listener, but I do listen to a lot of music. How much music you listen to is somewhat dependent on HOW you listen to music, and that’s […]